DJB approves relaunch of scheme for illegal water connections

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Monday approved the relaunch of an earlier scheme to encourage the regularisation of illegal water connections. “There are a large number of unauthorised water connections in various parts of Delhi, especially in the unauthorised colonies. The DJB had reduced the charges for regularisation of illegal connections from ?18,644 to ?3,310 in 2015 to encourage people to switch to legal connections. Apart from that, the DJB approved the proposal for recovery of development charges from consumers before sanctioning of new water connections for each dwelling unit separately. Though the DJB had been trying to reduce the amount of non-revenue water, there was still a large number of illegal connections, leading to the need for the scheme to be relaunched, the DJB said.

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